Ian Lindsey is an experienced, professionally qualified bank director with direct experience of lending, risk management, compliance and corporate governance.
He is a career banker, having progressed from branch banking to become managing director of personal banking at City of London investment bank Robert Fleming & Co Limited. He was also a director of the Fleming funds management subsidiary Save & Prosper Group for over a decade. Since retirement from his executive roles, he has held several non-executive directorships within the financial and telecoms sectors. For a decade from 2002, he was the senior independent non-executive director of Vanquis Bank Limited where he chaired the audit, risk, remuneration and compliance committees of the board. On leaving Vanquis, he was appointed as the senior independent non-executive director of Paragon Bank where he helped steer its successful application for a banking licence under the new regulatory regimes of the PRA and FCA.
He has always undertaken charitable activities, as evidenced by serving on the councils of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the University of Nottingham, the board of the armed forces trading company NAAFI and having been a trustee of the Royal British Legion, where he chaired its finance and property committee. For many years he served as a Royal Air Force reservist, retiring as a Wing Commander after full-time active service in the Middle East in 1991.
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